does Penang


Greetings! I am in Penang. πŸ™‚


I woke up at 5 am this morning (!). I asked Wai Ching for the KL taxi number last night and she gave me a number which I took down in my sleep deprived state. I only realized that it’s HER number from the 016 prefix after a while and she sent me to KL Sentral earlier this morning. Cheers for that WC! πŸ™‚


The taxi fare I saved was used to pay for overpriced items like RM 2 bottled water and RM 8 Smints at the airport departure shops. :p


Our flight was cancelled so we got on the second flight out of KLIA. The original flight was scheduled to depart at 9:15 AM but MH 1138 did not 38 (fly up – literal Mandarin pronunciation of the numbers). We were put on the 11:10 to Penang.

shut eye

Jesus, if I knew the flight was going to be cancelled, I would have gone for the other flight instead (the one I’m being put on) and caught a little bit more shut eye.


It was such an ungodly hour to be up and about that even the clerks at the KLIA shops were asleep. πŸ˜‰

Tambun Biscuits from Macalister Road, Penang

tambun biscuit penang

Tambun Biscuits originated from Penang, Malaysia
and I remember having them during my trips over there when I was young.
I haven’t had authentic Tambun Biscuits from Penang ever since and
Freddie was kind enough to show up at my workplace with a bag of Hoh Heong Tambun Biscuits from 100 Macalister Road, Penang.

tambun biscuit bag

There were two transparent packages of individually wrapped old
skool Tambun Biscuits in the bag. Freddie travels a lot and he dropped
by to pass these to my on his Kuching trip. Cheers mate! πŸ™‚

tambun biscuit wrapper

The Tambun Biscuits are wrapped in slightly translucent cream
colored packaging with red script. The contents are listed as: Flour,
Sugar, Caramel (?), Onions, Salt, Oil, Molasses and “Lenga”, the last
of which totally stumped me. What is “Lenga”?

tambun biscuit whole

This is what the famous Penang Tambun Biscuit look
like – it’s covered in flaky pastry which will totally fall apart as
soon as you bite into it and get into the hardest to clean nooks at the
first opportunity like the keyboard. πŸ˜‰

tambun biscuit bite

Tambun Biscuits have a sugar based center and it tastes like caramel
mixed with onions. It sounds like an odd combination but it really
tastes great! My coworkers who had the Tambun Biscuits pronounced it
“Good” as well.

…and now our office has pastry flakes all over the carpet.

Cigarettes from Penang in the mail!

penang cigarettes mail

I received a notice that I had a package waiting for me in Customs.
With some trepidation, I went and picked up the parcel from the
Malaysian Post Customs. It cleared just fine – there was just a note on
the package stating “Received in this condition”.

penang cigarettes all element

I was wondering what the contents inside were – the package seems to
have a vague box shape to it, and it was secured with some nylon
string. The back of the package is inscribed with the sender’s
information – All Element Trading in Penang. I’m not sure who sent this package, please tell me if you’re the sender, so I can thank you.

penang cigarettes water filter

Anyway, the brown paper wrap opens up to reveal…a box for a
Panasonic water filter (?). WTF was the main line of thought in my mind
as I investigated further and opened up the box to see if there was
really a water filter inside. I was thinking about what kind of
nefarious person would send me a water filter as a gift. πŸ˜‰

penang cigarettes newspapers

The box opens out to reveal a newspaper wrapped package. Mysterious
mysteries, but at least it doesn’t feel like a water filter…

penang cigarettes plastic bag

It turns out that the newspapers were used to conceal a plastic bag containing cigarettes.

penang cigarettes duty free

Duty free cigarettes. πŸ˜‰

graceshu sends postcards! ;)

Scanned image of the postcard – front.

I just got another postcard from graceshu
[] today. πŸ™‚ This was sent from Penang. She’s actually
back but post tends to have a greater latency than people travelling.
Anyway, I just got back from work – last one to leave, it’s quite
creepy actually to turn off all the lights. Heh. Anyway, I’ll post
again later and reply all the comments. I won’t be sleeping tonight coz
I have to go early tomorrow to sort out this last bit of ASP code. I
have to go to work on Saturday too. Oh well…

Scanned image of the postcard – back.

Dopaminergics = Sleep is for the weak!
Gabaminergics = Hey, it’s 5:30 pm already! πŸ™‚

Hmm…is there such a word as “gabaminergic”?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...